AUSTIN HOTEL POOLS TO TAKE A DIP IN THIS SUMMER

Hi, friends! I am so excited to finally be doing this whole blog thing! I was always so worried that I didn’t have enough to say, or that my blog posts would get lost in a sea of other Austin-focused blog posts — but to hell with it, we’re goin’ for it! *blogger gal*


By popular demand (and by popular I mean like a few people requested this, so, ya know, v popular demand) I ~pooled~ together *pun intended* a list of Austin hotel pools you can purchase day passes at for a good ol’ Summer dip. I have personally been to each of these and 10/10 recommend any of them on a hot Summer day (or any day in Texas, really).

Austin Motel

Location: 1220 S. Congress Ave

  • $20 pool pass // half price on Sundays for $10

  • Hours: 8am — 10pm

  • Everyday — sold in person at the front desk, first come first serve — you can call ahead to ensure your spot, as the pool may occasionally be closed for a private event.

  • Has both a pool bar + courtyard bar 

  • No outside alcohol 

  • Bring your own towel

  • They have just introduced their new Splash Card — you can purchase one for $100 and it’s good for 10 swims.

Hotel Ella

Location: 1900 Rio Grande

  • $25 pool pass

  • Non-hotel guests: Monday — Thursday from 11am-5pm

  • Pool passes include valet parking, pool towel + entry to the pool and courtyard.

  • No outside food or beverage allowed. Poolside dining available for purchase, provided by Goodall's Kitchen.

  • Pool passes may be reserved up to one week in advance by emailing concierge@hotelella.com.

South Congress Hotel

Location: 1603 S. Congress Ave

  • $30 pool pass

  • Non-hotel guests: Monday — Thursday, 11am – 5pm through September 3rd

  • Each $30 pass includes: entry to the pool, pool bar + pool towels. 

  • No outside food or beverage allowed. Poolside dining available for purchase, provided by Café No Sé

  • Self-parking + valet service available.

  • Reservations available up to one week in advance. To book your pool day, email concierge@southcongresshotel.com your name, party size, and requested date + time.

W Austin’s Wet Deck 

Location: 200 Lavaca Street

  • $10 day passes 

  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays — Fridays

  • You can also access the Wet Deck with an appointment at Away Spa, or for free during happy hour starting at 5pm on weekdays. 

The LINE Austin

Location: 111 E Cesar Chavez St

  • $25 weekday pool pass 

  • Hours: 11 am to 10pm Monday — Thursday

  • Parking validation is included.

  • Pool passes are available for purchase at Dean’s One Trick Pony, one of the hotel’s restaurants.

  • You can purchase cocktails and food from Dean’s poolside all day long.

  • LAKESIDE INFINITY POOL. That’s all.

East Austin Hotel

Location: 1108 E. 6th Street

  • $25 weekly pool pass (excluding Fridays + Saturdays)

  • Hours: 11am — 7pm Monday through Thursday

  • On Sundays, their retro-themed (think 1960’s Palm Springs) Summer Swell pool parties are $30 + are from 2pm — 6pm through Labor Day. There will be live music (whether a DJ or a band) each Sunday + food + drink specials. Other activities + pop-ups will vary each weekend.

  • They have a poolside bar serving up delicious cocktails + food, as well as an upstairs bar called The Upside.

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt 

Location: 605 Davis Street 

  • $35 weekday pool pass

  • Hours: Monday — Thursday 

  • Poolside bar is open from 11am – Sundown

The Wayback

Location: 9601 Bee Caves Road

  • $20 day pool pass

  • Hours: 11am to 6pm Tuesday — Friday

  • To make a reservation, call The Wayback at 512-520-9590.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Location: 98 San Jacinto Blvd

  • $60 day pool pass

  • Hours: 7am to 10pm Monday — Friday

  • A pool pass allows access to the pool, locker rooms, fitness center, eucalyptus steam rooms, towels + pool toys.

  • Free frozen grapes and mini popsicle cocktails are offered throughout the day. 

  • You can purchase your pool pass directly at the spa.

  • Valet parking included


Cheers to pools and cocktails and literally anything that helps with the Texas heat. Fingers crossed I run into some of y’all around town at these pools!

Note: You will most likely catch me at Hotel Ella, East Austin Hotel, or the LINE Hotel. Xo.

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